FAQ's about Hemp and Our Products
Q. If I recently consumed hemp foods, could I fail a drug test?
A. Short answer, no. Considering the only source of the psychoactive THC in your body is from hemp foods, produced from Canadian or New Zealand grown hemp seeds and eaten in normal amounts, it is essentially impossible to fail a drug test by ingesting hemp foods due to the fact that THC levels in moderated hemp seed products are hardly measurable. By law in NZ, hemp seed is tested for THC
Q. What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
A. Marijuana and hemp both come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa L., but from different varieties. Just like are different varieties of cats, There are different varieties of Cannabis, just as Siamese cats and Chartreux cats are different.
'Marijuana, weed or bud' is the flowering tops and leaves of psychoactive varieties of Cannabis that are grown for their high THC content.
Hemp, also referred to as industrial hemp, are low-THC varieties of Cannabis that are grown for their seeds and fiber. Hemp is grown legally in just about every industrialised country except the USA. In New Zealand we can currently legally grow 12 varieties of Industrial Hemp.
Q. What is the recommended daily intake of hemp oil?
A. Nutritionists suggest one or two tablespoons of hemp oil per day.
Q. I would like to know more about hemp and hemp foods. What are some good sources of information?
A. To learn more about hemp food, please read The Amazing Hempseed.
For an even more in depth look at hemp we suggest that you read the following PDF's:
"A Renewal of Common Sense: The Case for Hemp in 21st Century America" by Erik Rothenberg
"Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity" a CRS Report for Congress by Jean M. Rawson
"Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America" by Ernest Small and David Marcus